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IS seized 9 foreigners in Libya attack

Radicals from Libya’s Islamic State affiliate abducted nine foreigners, including four Filipinos, in an attack on a central oil field last week, and beheaded eight Libyan guards, officials said Monday. The attack last Friday on the al-Ghani oil field near the town of Zalla, some 750 kilometers (470 miles) southeast[…]

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Putin reveals details of Crimea annexation

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in comments released Monday that he took the decision to annex Crimea at a nightlong Kremlin meeting after former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014. “When we parted, I told everybody: We have to start working on bringing Crimea back into Russia,”[…]

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Chad and Niger launch offensive against Boko Haram

Chad and Niger have launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria, military sources say. A source from the Niger government said the two countries had launched a “ground and air” operation against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. “We can confirm that Chadian and Nigerian forces launched[…]

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Indian network in silent protest over film ban

A leading Indian television network that was to broadcast a documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape halted programming in protest at the banning of the film, officials and news reports said Monday. India’s Daughters, a documentary made by British film-maker Leslee Udwin, was to be broadcast on Indian channel[…]

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Egypt postpones retrial of journalists

The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in Egypt has been postponed to March 19. The decision Sunday comes after a brief hearing for acting bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed. They were freed last month awaiting trial, though they’ve had to check[…]

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